If a mid-winter breakdown of your HVAC system sounds like the stuff of nightmares, we have good news. By keeping up with routine HVAC maintenance tasks, you can ensure your system operates smoothly. Start by tackling these four tasks in your Falcon, North Carolina, home:
Keep Your Outdoor AC Unit Covered
Have you already covered your air conditioner for the winter? If not, cover it before the winter weather hits. A cover will protect it from the elements, including leaves, snow, sticks and other debris. If you’ve already covered your AC system, check to make sure the cover is still on.
Change the Air Filter Regularly
The general rule of thumb is to change your HVAC system’s air filter every one to three months. The more people and pets you have in your home, the more frequently you should change the filter. At the very least, check your filter every month. If it appears dirty, change it.
Clean the Supply Vents Periodically
Over time, dust and debris can build up on your supply vents. To keep this from negatively affecting your indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency, clean the supply vents regularly. Start by turning off your HVAC system and vacuuming the intake vent. Remove the covers, vacuum as much of the ducts as you can, and clean the covers with a damp clothe. For a deeper clean, schedule a professional duct cleaning or replacement.
Check for Leaks Throughout the Winter
Finally, inspect your home for leaks. Install additional insulation as needed, paying particular attention to your attic. Apply caulking and weather-stripping to seal any cracks or gaps around windows, doors, and anything else that passes through an exterior wall.
Not all HVAC maintenance tasks are DIY-friendly, so it’s important to bring in a professional. At Bass Air Conditioning Company, we offer preventive maintenance plans that make it easy and affordable to maintain your HVAC system. To learn more or sign up, give us a call at 910-778-1536.
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